Skip to Navigation | Skip to Main Content | Skip to Site Map

MyFloridaHouse.gov | Flsenate.gov Archives | Mobile Site

Senate Tracker: Sign Up | Login

Senate Live by Watch Now

CS/HB 95: Homestead Property Tax Exemptions

GENERAL BILL by Finance and Tax Committee ; Harrison ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Abruzzo ; Ahern ; Artiles ; Baxley ; Berman ; Brandes ; Broxson ; Campbell ; Corcoran ; Costello ; Cruz ; Dorworth ; Fullwood ; Glorioso ; Hooper ; Hukill ; Ingram ; Julien ; Logan ; Lopez-Cantera ; McBurney ; Metz ; Nehr ; Nelson ; Pilon ; Plakon ; Rehwinkel Vasilinda ; Smith ; Steube ; Tobia ; Trujillo ; Waldman ; Weinstein

Homestead Property Tax Exemptions; Creates "Fallen Heroes Family Tax Relief Act"; exempts from taxation homestead property of surviving spouse of first responder who dies in line of duty; provides definitions for "first responder" & "line of duty"; provides construction with respect to applicable tax roll & date of death; provides appropriation; provides effective dates, one of which is contingent. APPROPRIATION: $100,302.00

Effective Date: on the same date that CS for HJR 93 takes effect if approved by the electors at the general election held in November 2012 or at an earlier special election specifically authorized by law for that purpose
Last Action: 4/6/2012 - Chapter No. 2012-54, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HJR 93 (Passed)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
8/16/2011 House • Filed
9/15/2011 House • Referred to Finance and Tax Committee; Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee; Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 13
1/10/2012 House • Introduced -HJ 13
1/12/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Finance and Tax Committee, 01/17/12, 10:45 am, Morris Hall
1/17/2012 House • CS by Finance and Tax Committee; YEAS 24 NAYS 0 -HJ 283
1/26/2012 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.19(c)
1/27/2012 House • Now in Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee -HJ 297
• On Committee agenda-- Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee, 01/31/12, 9:00 am, Webster Hall
• CS by Finance and Tax Committee read 1st time -HJ 288
1/31/2012 House • Favorable by Community and Military Affairs Subcommittee; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -HJ 319
• Now in Economic Affairs Committee -HJ 319
2/6/2012 House • On Committee agenda-- Economic Affairs Committee, 02/08/12, 8:00 am, Reed Hall
2/8/2012 House • Favorable by- Economic Affairs Committee; YEAS 16 NAYS 0 -HJ 572
2/9/2012 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 572
2/10/2012 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/14/12
2/14/2012 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 592
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/15/2012 House • Read 3rd time -HJ 611
• CS passed; YEAS 116 NAYS 0 -HJ 611
2/16/2012 Senate • In Messages
3/5/2012 Senate • Received -SJ 812
• Referred to Military Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Community Affairs; Judiciary; Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; Budget -SJ 812
3/9/2012 Senate • Withdrawn from Military Affairs, Space, and Domestic Security; Community Affairs; Judiciary; Budget Subcommittee on Finance and Tax; Budget -SJ 1173
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 1173
• Substituted for CS/CS/SB 1058 -SJ 1173
• Read 2nd time -SJ 1173
• Amendment(s) adopted (775556) -SJ 1173
• Read 3rd time -SJ 1174
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 1174
3/9/2012 House • In returning messages
• Concurred in 1 amendment(s) (775556) -HJ 1277
• CS passed as amended; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 1278
• Ordered engrossed, then enrolled -HJ 1278
3/30/2012 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
4/6/2012 • Approved by Governor
• Chapter No. 2012-54, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HJR 93 (Passed)